Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oh boy! Our orders from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Product and Gary Burlin arrived yesterday. That means lots of Glitter Ritz! (including the warm and cool highlight transparent glitter), Peel-Off's (including the new designs and sticky paper), Pearl Pens (including the glitter ones that disappear in nano-seconds!), Candi's (including the new colors!).

The Shimmer Sheetz! should be arriving this week; they shipped one day after the Glitter Ritz! and Peel-Offs. And we think the little brown truck will be delivering the Hero Arts order any day.

From the Memory Box blog . . .


Heart Collage

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G1857 - Chrysanthemum Frame
E1329 - Vintage Notes
Other Supplies
ColorBox Pink Pastel, Rose Coral, Lime Pastel and Gray Whale Inkpads
ColorBox Antique Pewter Inkpad
Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Post-It Notes
Damp Washcloth
Screw Punch
1/8" Scor-Tape
7/8" Circle Punch
Diecut Machine and Plates
Memory Box Blank Ticket Die 98213
Memory Box Quinn Flourish Die 98267
Memory Box Heart Chain Border Die 98277

Heart Collage
"Stamp Chrysanthemum Collage on Bubblegum Moroccan with Antique Pewter. Ink the the Vintage Notes stamp with Antique Pewter, then quickly remove the ink from the bottom left section (just above the little circle, down past the scrolls) with a damp washcloth. Stamp it over the Chrysanthemum Collage - then emboss both images with detail clear powder. Diecut Blank Ticket from scrap paper, place the negative "frame" over the stamped image and mark the two registration dots. Place the die over the stamped image, align the dots and diecut it. Ink the edges with Gray Whale. Mask the edges of the ticket with Post-It Notes and lightly daub the image with Pink Pastel, Rose Coral and Lime Pastel. Diecut Quinn Flourish and Heart Chain Border from Taffy Cardstock. Cut a row of five hearts from the border and punch a hole in each heart. Place a 1/8" strip of Scor-Tape behind the hearts and press Sparkling Amethyst Glitter onto the adhesive through the holes. Cut a 1-1/2" x 4-1/2" strip of Licorice Distressed Dots. Punch a 3/4" circle of Bubblegum Dots and attach it to the Quinn Flourish diecut. Cut, score and fold a 5-1/2" square card of Dove Gray Cardstock. Assemble the card, attaching just center circle portion of the Quinn Flourish die cut."

Ombre Glitter Heart Card Video

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"I've been anxious to use a bunch of glitter on one of the Valentine projects and came up with a fun (and quick!) card project here in the studio! I am using the La Rue Heart die, packing tape and some Martha Stewart Glitter to create a beautiful ombre effect. Watch the video to see how! (Bonus - my kids, Emma and Cooper, created a new opening soundtrack for my videos this week! Look what can happen when school is cancelled for a week in Seattle because of a snowstorm!):


I mention in the video that you could use double stick adhesive sheets instead of packing tape (they are more sticky and the glitter will adhere a little better) - but as you can see the tape will work! I used the popular 98255 La Rue Heart die:


...all of the swirls and loops create a delicate pattern, and surrounding it with some beautiful glitter...


...will create an amazing look. I used a deep pink Tourmaline color with a Sterling Silver - I love how they look with each other!
By slightly overlapping the Tourmaline and Sterling Silver colors, you can create an ombre effect - it's so eyecatching! I used two colors - but try 3 or more colors!

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Here's a close up of the overlap - all of the glitter crystals run together beautifully. And the sparkle is amazing!"


"Now on to the card! Punched hearts tucked inside an itty bitty envelope sends such a sweet message, don’t you think?! Check this out…


I stamped the Friends Definition background stamp with a soft tan ink onto some cream colored stock and then trimmed it down just ¼” smaller than the A-2 card. I added some twine, and stamped a tiny heart from the XO stamp set—I inked it with Barn Door Red Distress Ink then stamped it off onto scratch paper before stamping it onto the background to look like little hearts floating up into the air. A little banner with the “sending hugs” sentiment across the top completes the look. How could you not feel loved when you got this in the snail mail?
Thanks for joining me all this week during my time here on the Hero Arts blog. I hope you got some great ideas for letting the people you love know just how special they are!"


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